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dc.contributor.authorRASMUSSEN, Anne
dc.date.accessioned2007-12-11T09:28:32Z
dc.date.available2007-12-11T09:28:32Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.issn1830-7728
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1814/7635
dc.description.abstractThere are broader democratic implications in whether legislative deals are concluded between the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers in the co-decision procedure at first reading, as the potential of different interests within the legislative bodies to affect the outcomes varies considerably between this and the later reading stages. This paper therefore examines the extent to which six different explanations can account for early agreement and uses a dataset with all procedures that had their first reading in the first five years after the entry into force of the Amsterdam Treaty. The key conclusion is that factors that the institutions themselves attached importance to before the Amsterdam Treaty entered into force, such as workload and the character of the file, do not have explanatory power, whereas others, such as how close a working relationship exists between the co-legislators, the size of the file negotiated, and whether it is a new act do. Moreover, the paper adds to existing evidence of the relevance of party politics within the institutions by demonstrating that party interests also play a role across them. The chance of early conclusion increases if the negotiators from the Council and the European Parliament come from the same party family.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEUI MWPen
dc.relation.ispartofseries2007/31en
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectCo-decisionen
dc.subjectbicameral bargainingen
dc.subjectearly agreementen
dc.subjectEuropean Parliamenten
dc.subjectCouncil of Ministersen
dc.subjectPresidencyen
dc.subjectrapporteuren
dc.subjectparty politicsen
dc.titleEarly conclusion in the co-decision legislative procedureen
dc.typeWorking Paperen
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